A consideration about memory in a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

[Speaker] Takahata, Hideki:1
[Co-author] Takahata, Yoshimi:2
1:Tanigami Elementary School (Japan), 2:Hyogo University of Teacher Education (Japan)

Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder(ASD) often suffer from flashback of memory.
We think this phenomenon is caused by the way of the memory of autistic child's experience.
This report is a characteristic episode about a memory of an autistic child.
He was diagnosed autistic at 3 years old.
When falling down, he showed the behavior that he slipped on the same place once again, crying.
He went to a usual class in an elementary school.
He often got into panics from the small failure that he dropped an eraser from his desk.
As a 5th grader, his panics increased once again.
His school counselor treated Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR) for him.
The chain of a negative memory was cut off by EMDR.
This thesis revealed the importance of the correspondence to the peculiar memory of children with ASD.
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